What is the Accueil Vélo label?

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Home Cycling is a national brand which guarantees quality reception and services along cycle routes for roaming cyclists. The brand is set up under the aegis of France Cycling Tourism by local tourism organizations in order to provide the best possible welcome to cyclists throughout France.

Choosing a structure with the Accueil Vélo label is the guarantee:

  • To be in an establishment located at less than 5 km from a bike route
  • To be in an establishment withadapted equipment : secure bicycle shelter, repair tool, etc.
  • To have informed advice and useful information on cycling around the establishment,
  • Personalized dedicated services offered to cyclists such as bike rental, a laundry and drying service or even luggage transfer.

A “Cycling Welcome” establishment can be:

  • Accommodation,
  • A cycle rental company,
  • A cycle repairer,
  • A restaurateur,
  • A tourism office,
  • A touristic site.

How to find a Accueil Vélo service provider?

01. On the France Vélo Tourisme website

On this site, the service providers are identified on the maps of routes and stages with dark green pictograms. The contact details of the service providers are displayed on each sheet as well as a contact form. Prioritize direct booking rather than reservation platforms!

02. On the ground

Service providers can be identified by a plaque displaying the “Accueil Vélo” logo at the entrance to the establishment.

03. On our website

Go inside the page “Prepare for your stay” then choose the section that interests you. For example “Gîtes and vacation rentals”. Once inside this page, in the search engine located on the left, you will have the possibility to sort the offers by “Brands and labels”. This is where you can check “Bicycle Welcome”. This way, you will have the list of certified establishments.

How to become Accueil Vélo?

  1. send a request to the animator of my territory: Margaux FLEURY.
  2. The facilitator organizes a control visit to verify that the establishment complies with the criteria of the Cycling welcome repository.
  3. Authorization ofuse the brand for 3 years if the criteria of Cycling welcome repository are respected.
  4. Signing of the commitment du Cycling welcome repository et payment to the assessing body a financial contribution to the implementation of the Accueil Vélo brand, in the amount of 200 euros for a period of 3 years (the financial contribution is intended to cover the costs inherent in the inspection visit and the updating provision of communication tools: presence on websites, welcome plaque, stickers).

Video tour of a structure with the Accueil Vélo label:

Any questions?

Margaux FLEURY

Assistant to soft roaming and communication missions

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